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Derek Hillman, Woodhaven's state-ranked 189-pounder, posted another 5-0 day last Saturday as the Warriors won the South Lyon tournament. Photo by Dave Chapman


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With a 5-0 team record, and several first-place individual finishes, Woodhaven came away as champion of the South Lyon Invitational last Saturday.

For the Warriors, the road to first place included a 42-27 win against South Lyon, a 51-14 defeat of Royal Oak, a 51-28 victory over Pickney, a 52-19 decision against Novi and a 42-33 win against Anderson in the finals.

Going 5-0 for Woodhaven were Xavier Graham (103), Hunter Grasso (119), Devin McClain (125), Jared Ammons (152), Billy Duncan (160), Justin Patton (171) and Derek Hillman (189).

With a 4-1 record for the day was the Warriors Austin Avision (140).

Carlson Invitational

Carlson hosted its own tournament last Saturday and finished up the day as champions.

The Marauders earned first place at their event courtesy of some big victories along the way, as they crushed the bandit team 75-0, beat Edsel Ford 45-18, knocked off Ypsilanti 57-15, hammered Fenton 63-3 and took down Riverview 43-31.

Perfect 5-0 individual records were earned by Carlson’s Brent Neasz (119), Travis DeRossett (135), Max Underwood (152) and Zach Underwood (215).

Going 4-1 for the hosts were Jerry Lakos (103), Mason Brott (125), Alex Franco (145), Jordan Ferrell (160), Doug Bunea (189) and Mike Sanders (285), while Billy Gibson (130), Spencer Sugarbaker (140) and Andy Mydloski (171) each finished up with a 3-2 record.

“Our goal is to get better every time we step on the mat and put ourselves in situations to win every match and we did that throughout the day,” said Marauders Coach Lance Hassell.

Blue Water Classic

Trenton took second place at last Saturday’s Blue Water Classic in Port Huron and captured two individual titles along the way.

With 202.5 points, the Trojans finished behind first-place Richmond (205) and ahead of third-place Capac (172.5) in what was a 16-team event.

The first-place finishes for Trenton were earned by Vince Bartaway (160) and Josh Berry (215), while Nolan Rickman (135) came in second for the locals in his respective weight class.

Brandon Russo (112), Connor Charping (130) and Brad Boler (140) all took third for the Trojans, while Aaron Magryta (103) and Ian Collier (125) finished fourth and Jackson Rickman (119), Josh Frye (171) and Jack Thomas (189) came in fifth.

“This season has truly been a team effort, with everyone stepping up at different times to help us to be successful,” said Trenton Coach Tom Bluhm.

Wayne Memorial Tournament

Melvindale finished with a 3-2 record at last Saturday’s Wayne Memorial Tournament and had three wrestlers come away with 5-0 records.

The Cardinals beat Walled Lake Western 49-20, knocked off Summit 60-9 and handed Livonia Clarenceville a 66-12 defeat.

In Melvindale’s two losses, the squad fell 34-27 to Wayne Memorial and 43-27 to Annapolis.

Coming away with perfect 5-0 records for the Cards were Sammy Almoharmy (112), Ameer Munassar (130) and Nathan Derocco (145), while Ben Durisin (119) was 3-0 for the day.

Matt Curmi (103), Josh Hoak (125) and Ross Ladach (171) were 4-1 in their respective weight classes, while Ryan Large-Agee (140) Dylon Maki (160) and Manuel Roldan (189) posted 3-2 records.

Warren Lincoln Tournament

Allen Park took fifth at last Saturday’s Warren Lincoln Tournament with a 3-2 team record and had three wrestlers finish 5-0.

The Jags beat Bloomfield Hills 36-27, knocked off Cesar Chavez 49-18 and took down Orchard Lake St. Mary 43-30.

Warren Lincoln handed Allen Park a 59-17 defeat and Memphis bested the locals 45-30.

The Jags’ Dylan Miner (112), Dan Schmidt (140) and Roy Llamas (145) each posted a perfect 5-0 record at the event.Both Jake Chapman (160) and Tim Durocher (189) each posted a 4-1 record for Allen Park and teammates Shane Atkinson (125) and Ben Lewis (130) were both 3-2 for the day.

Warren Woods Tower Tournament

Lincoln Park took ninth at the Warren Woods Tower Tournament last Saturday.

Quinn Chapman (144) and heavyweight Jordan Hottum both finished third for the Railsplitters in their respective weight classes.

Sonny Botello (171) was fourth for Lincoln Park and teammate Tyler Castillo (112) came away with a fifth-place finish.

Last Updated: 1/18/2014 2:18:39 AM EST